The summer holiday is always a bit of a non-event when it comes to news. With Westminster on recess and chief editors retreating to their second homes, deputy staff members stretch out stories like used bits of cling film until their bosses return. Be it the Bibby Stockholm barge sitting in a Dorset dock, desperate attempts to show concrete crumbling before our eyes, or (my personal favourite) a man who reported a still yoga class to the police thinking a mass shooting had occurred; news teams will do anything to make static stories move

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